Colton G. Erickson Scholarship in History

The Colton G. Erickson Scholarship was established by the History Department with the support of Colton’s family, in memory of former student Colton G. Erickson (1994 – 2018), who graduated in 2017 while living with brain cancer. The fund will provide undergraduate scholarship awards for students enrolled in the Department of History within the College of Arts & Sciences at CU Boulder. Recipients will have faced unusual adversity in their lives, while achieving excellence as determined by the scholarship application process. Scholarship recipients will also demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be awarded for one academic year and previous recipients are encouraged to reapply.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

The Scholarship Committee particularly encourages underrepresented students in the History department to apply. Underrepresented students include those students from geographic areas and socioeconomic backgrounds who are historically underrepresented in the field of History, and/or students who have faced unusual adversity.
Read more about Colton Grover Erickson at the link.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your academic and personal path, and any challenges you have encountered, to becoming a history student at the University of Colorado Boulder. (500 word limit)